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4:17 PM March 21, 2017

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4:17 PM March 21, 2017

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Sweet Potato Leaves Surprising Health Benefits

Eating sweet potato leaves contains numerous nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, which has surprising and amazing health benefits to the body.

Sweet potato is a plant belong to the morning-glory family of Convolvulaceae. This plant bears a large, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots vegetable, which was mostly used for culinary purposes similar to a regular potato.

This plant can be usually found in tropical climate countries including the Philippines. Its crops were commonly used in making desserts, pastries, and different types of dishes in global cuisines, because of its sweet and delicious flavor.

Sweet Potato Leaves

It is also a herbaceous perennial vine with an alternate heart-shaped leaves, which has been traditionally used by ancient people for medicinal purposes. Its leaves can be both used for cooking purposes and as herbal medicine.

Sweet potato leaves are also known as camote tops, which have been mostly consumed in the island in the Pacific Oceans including Asian and African countries. It is very effective in treating and preventing several types of diseases. It can be also used as the natural alternative to high-cost treatments and medications.

Its leaves contain nutrients such as dietary fiber, niacin, thiamine, beta-carotene, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K. It also contains minerals such as sodium, potassium, aluminum, boron, copper, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and sulfur.

Sweet Potato Leaves

Camote tops can treat and prevent numerous diseases such as diabetes, cancer, kidney stones, liver diseases, hypertension, boils, acne, pimples, bowel movement problems, dengue fever, heart diseases, and kills bacteria causing diseases.

It has also the ability to reduce blood sugar, cholesterol levels, prevent infections, and boosts the immune system. It also contains a lot of antioxidants that can help the body to fight free radicals, which can cause several types of diseases.

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  • Okwudu onyeaghala September 30, 2017, 5:19 am

    The article is very interesting. I need more about potato leaves.

  • Nnamdi Ajaebili January 24, 2019, 3:55 pm

    I am grateful for this information on the health benefits of sweet potato leaves.

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